The mere mention of H.P. Lovecraft gets horror fans excited, so when you present your film as inspired by great writer, then you have already got the attention of your target audience. The question is though, can you deliver on that promise.
The first teaser trailer for director Stewart Sparke’s The Dark Below certainly suggests good things, and if you don’t believe me then check out the trailer for the British horror below. It’s filled with plenty of slimy, horrible things and some genuinely unsettling atmosphere. The Dark Below has me sold.
The Dark Below is directed by Stewart Sparke, and the cast includes Anna Dawson, Micheala Longden, Daniel Thrace and Johnny Vivash. Check out the official website for further updates.
During a traumatic accident whilst on a deep-sea dive in the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Olive, a gifted young marine biologist, discovers an unearthly creature. Losing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in her basement, unbeknownst to her loving boyfriend, Matt. Whilst struggling to re-adjust to landlocked life and recover from her recent trauma, Olive begins to realize that she and the creature share a symbiotic bond that drives her to carry out its sinister will.
Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel and reveal an eldritch horror far older and malevolent than she could ever imagine, one which she has unwittingly set free. Olive’s obsession leads to madness as her discovery consumes her entire humanity, with deadly results for those around her.